Lots to talk about!

Posted on: March 4, 2014

So it’s been a little while since I’ve written – sorry for the absence!

Lots to talk about today though.  We are in the middle of the Cleveland Auto Show and DJ Toyota is there representing! I went the opening night Friday for dealers.  It was a blast.  We had an opportunity to view all the different sections of the auto show and mingle with some great friends in the business.  All the major news stations were there, and I did a small live feed with channel 19.  It was great.  Toyota has a great set-up this year if you haven’t been down there yet.  This year Toyota is highlighting a couple different vehicles.  Of course the 2014 Highlander is on display with all of its amazing new features.  This SUV has it all.  I had an opportunity to drive one for a couple days and it was amazing! The spacious interior felt so cozy and inviting.  The technology is out of this world.  Toyota hit a homerun with this SUV.  So glad they have it available at the Auto Show for everyone to check out! Another area Toyota focuses on at this Auto Show is the Toyota Hybrid Family.  Toyota has the most hybrid vehicles available of any brand out there right now.  If you are an eco-friendly consumer, check this stuff out!!  The Nascar section at the Auto Show was also really neat.  To see these vehicles in person was really fun, I can only imagine what driving one would be like!  Of course the Concept Cars are a big hit at the Auto Show and Toyota had theirs present in Cleveland.  Check it out here. All in all it has been a really fun Cleveland Auto Show.  We will have Product Specialists there awaiting to assist you and answer any questions you have so stop by!

Now onto our BIG EVENT this Saturday.  50 years ago, Don Joseph opened the doors to the dealership here in Kent, OH.  50 years ago and countless customers later we are still here and going strong!  We are having a celebration at the store this Saturday, March 8th starting at 11AM.  This event is coinciding with the Kent City School Car Raffle.  As our way to give back to the community that has supported Don Joseph Toyota for the last 50 years, we are raffling off a Brand New 2014 Toyota Corolla LE.  The ticket sales for the raffle has ended but we are drawing the winner on Saturday the 8th.  To help us celebrate the Kent City School band will be here to play some of their favorite tunes.  The Swenson’s Food Truck will be parked outside as well as the WGAR truck giving away prizes.  We are supposed to have temperatures above freezing so come on by and help us celebrate!  If you have purchased a ticket, good luck in the raffle!!

I am about to finish up a speech for the Women in Business breakfast tomorrow for the Streetsboro and Kent Area Chamber of Commerce.  I was honored to be asked to talk about my story and my business.  I am really looking forward to networking with other powerful women in all areas of business.  They will no doubt be an inspiration for me as I continue my journey.

On deck, I am speaking at Kent State University again next week to their Entrepreneurship Program.  I did this late last year and had a great time guest speaking in the classroom.  Looking forward to meeting a new class of students and answering their questions.

Well I have to get going but I hope I see you on Saturday at the 50th Anniversary Celebration at the store!

-Jess